Melons

Melon ‘Hales Best’
Cucumis melo

A classic cantaloupe variety, with disease resistance, that can be grown in your backyard. A good cropping vine which produces fruit weighing about 1 kg. Loves a sunny position. In cooler districts start early indoors, transplant once frosts have passed. 50 seeds.

$3.50
Sowing Periods
FromTo
Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Nov 30th
Mild Climate Periods Aug 1st Dec 31st
Tropical Climate Periods Jan 1st Dec 31st
Preserving Melon - Red Seeded Citron
Citrullus vulgaris

This rare heirloom is a disease-free strong growing vine, producing lots of dark green, stripey melons with white-yellow flesh. Not eaten fresh but makes a fine flavoured, clear preserve/jam and was very popular in the 19th century. Also used in pickles, puddings, fruitcakes and even cookies. 8 seeds.

$3.50
Heirloom
Sowing Periods
FromTo
Cool Climate Periods Sep 1st Nov 30th
Mild Climate Periods Aug 1st Dec 31st
Tropical Climate Periods Jan 1st Dec 31st

Sowing Period for

Sowing Periods
Cool Climate Periods: 
Sep 1st - Nov 30th
Temperate Climate Periods: 
Aug 1st - Dec 31st
Tropical & Sub-Tropical Climate Periods: 
Jan 1st - Dec 31st
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